Veneris, 28 die Decembris;
Sexto Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Death of Queen Mary.
MR. Speaker having taken the Chair, the House sat
for some time in profound Silence; when Mr.
Comptroller acquainted the House, That it had pleased
God to take to himself our most gracious and most excellent Queen, who died this Morning, after a few Days
Sickness, to the unspeakable Grief of his Majesty, and all
Whereupon the House, on a serious Consideration of
this great Calamity, came to the Resolution following;
Address of Condolence.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to condole the Death of
the Queen, and to desire his Majesty to take Care of his
Royal Person; and to assure his Majesty, That this
House will stand by, support, and defend, his Majesty
and Government against all his Enemies, both at home
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare
the said Address:
And it is referred to Mr. Comptroller, Sir John Thompson, Mr. Mountague, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Tho. Clarges,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr.
Clark, Mr. Foley, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Boyle, Mr.
Boscawen, Mr. Pelham, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Hutchinson, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Dolben, Sir Harry Hobart; or
any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon
at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.